Dr. Melanie Brunn

Scientist (Geoökologie & Physische Geographie)
Sprechstunde: Mi 10-11 Uhr

Topics

  • Climate change impacts on soil carbon dynamics
  • Carbon and nutrient cycles across chronosequences
  • Decomposition of SOM
  • C and N stable isotopes
  • Rhizosphere processes
  • Tropical biodiversity

 

Curriculum vitae

Since 2019 Research Associate, iES-Landau, Geoecology and Physical Geography, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau
2018 – 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IfGG), Geomorphology and Soil Science Group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2017 – 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geosciences, Geoecology, Eberhard- Karls University of Tuebingen
2017

PhD. Eberhard Karls- University of Tuebingen

Thesis: “Controls of vertical carbon stable isotope distribution in topsoil: temperature, precipitation and time”

2009

Diploma in Geography, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz

Thesis: “Element fluxes in litterfall in a tropical tree plantation in Panama: effects of biodiversity and microtopography“


Publications


Contributions to peer-reviewed journals

Brunn, M., Brodbeck, S., Oelmann, Y. (2017): Three decades following afforestation are sufficient to yield vertical δ13C depth profiles in soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences 180, 643-647.

Brunn, M., Condron, L., Wells, A., Spielvogel, S., Oelmann, Y. (2016): Vertical distribution of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in topsoils across a temperate rainforest dune chronosequence in New Zealand. Biogeochemistry 129, 37-51.

Brunn, M., Spielvogel, S., Sauer, T., Oelmann, Y. (2014): Temperature and precipitation effects on δ13C depth profiles in SOM under temperate beech forests. Geoderma 235, 146-153.


Others

Brunn, M. (2017): Controls of vertical carbon stable isotope distribution in topsoil: temperature, precipitation and time. Dissertation University of Tuebingen (doi.org/10.15496/publikation-16118).


Presentations


Oral presentations

Brunn, M., Oelmann, Y. (2019): Organic matter decomposition during long-term podzol development. EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Brunn, M., Oelmann, Y. (2017): Decomposition of soil organic matter approximated by stable carbon isotopes: a meta-analysis. German Soil Science Society (DBG) meeting 2017, Goettingen, Germany.

Brunn, M., Spielvogel, S., Condron, L., Wells, A., Oelmann, Y. (2015): Vertical δ13C and δ15N changes during pedogenesis. German Soil Science Society (DBG) Meeting 2015, Munich, Germany.

Brunn, M., Spielvogel, S., Condron, L., Wells, A., Oelmann, Y. (2015): Vertical δ13C and δ15N changes during pedogenesis. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Brunn, M., Spielvogel, S., Sauer, T., Oelmann, Y. (2013): δ13C depth profiles in forest soils as proxy for decomposition of SOM across a temperature and precipitation gradient. German Soil Science Society (DBG) Meeting 2013, Rostock, Germany.

Brunn, M., Spielvogel, S., Oelmann, Y. (2012): Carbon sequestration in forest soils of Rhineland-Palatinate: decomposition estimated by δ13C depth profiles. Workshop: “Isotopes in Ecosystem Sciences“, Goettingen, Germany.


Poster

Ryan, J. R., Brunn, M., Oelmann, Y. (2017): Carbon cycling and translocation processes in Baltic Sea coastal dune topsoils. German Soil Science Society (DBG) Meeting 2017, Goettingen, Germany.

Brunn, M., Brodbeck, S., Oelmann, Y. (2016): Three decades after afforestation are sufficient to yield decomposition-related vertical δ13C depth profiles in soil. JESIUM 2016 - Joint European Stable Isotope User Group Meeting, Gent, Belgium.

Brunn, M., Condron, L., Wells, A., Spielvogel, S., Oelmann, Y. (2015): Vertical δ13C and δ15N changes during pedogenesis and succession across a temperate rainforest dune chronosequence. Fivth International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Goettingen, Germany (Poster Prize Winner).

Brunn, M., Spielvogel, S., Condron, L., Wells, A., Oelmann, Y. (2014): Climate and pedogenesis affect δ13C depth profiles in SOM. The Sixth International Workshop on Soil and Sedimentary Organic Matter Stabilization and Destabilization (SOM6) 2014, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA.

Brunn, M., Wilcke, W., Oelmann, Y. (2011): Element fluxes in litterfall in a tropical tree plantation in Panama: effects of biodiversity and microtopography. German Soil Science Society (DBG) Meeting 2011, Berlin & Potsdam, Germany.


Public Reports

Interview (14.01.2015): Melanie Brunn erforscht die Stabilität von Kohlenstoff in Böden. Uni Blog Universität Koblenz-Landau (https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/blog /forschung-vorgestellt-melanie-brunn-erforscht-die-stabilitaet-von-kohlenstoff-in-boeden/)

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